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Feminism helped power the tide of change carrying Gough Whitlam to power in 1972. What were his government’s historic achievements for women? And what do Australian women need to fight for next?
Pip Williams’ follow-up to her internationally bestselling debut novel explores World War I, women’s rights and sisterhood – but what makes it special is its unwavering attention to the making of books.
Finance is not inherently masculine. Rather, it was long constructed as such by the institutions which sought to exclude women.
A new three-part series brings together a wealth of material and voices to present new films, photographs, stories and theories about the brilliant artist.
Mosaic in the entrance to the caldarium of the House of Menander, Pompei, 1st century A.D.
Even if Ovid leaves it out, the female sex organ is well-attested in Greek and Latin medical literature.
A portrait of Wollstonecraft painted by John Opie in 1790-91.
Wollstonecraft was ridiculed in her time for the idea that women should be treated as fully fledged beings.
Marina Benjamin’s essays investigate the social and philosophical dimensions of housework and ‘femininity’. Maxine Fei-Chung’s book gives an often-harrowing account of eight women who struggle.
Women protested to ‘end the sausage party’ at the AACTA awards in 2016.
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There is an adage that feminists and women aren’t funny. However, the history of activism reveals humour as a successful strategy for change.
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The manosphere may not strictly be centred on misogyny, but in young men’s search for connection, truth, control, and community at a time where all are increasingly uncertain and ill-defined.
This is far from the first time alternative words for God have been discussed.
Still from Frank Capra’s ‘It Happened One Night’ (1934).
Predictions of the death of romantic comedy have been repeated over time. But it has been with us since before Shakespeare and is still very much alive and in constant transformation.
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The tools for reach and influence that the internet provides might be unprecedented. But people like Tate are simply pedalling the age-old sexist views that fuel gendered violence.
Frene Ginwala addressing the media in 2017, tireless in her fight for justice.
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A younger generation of feminists will remember her, above all, for her remarkable championing of the struggle against patriarchy.
Self-identification will relieve trans people of the (often distressing) medical scrutiny that has historically been required.
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Simplifying how people change their gender will be helpful to trans people, but the government’s latest move risks prolonging a toxic debate.
Edwina Preston tells why her favourite literary heroine is Seven Little Australians’ Judy Woolcot and her ‘bone-true authenticity of self’ – beating fellow tomboys Jo March and Anne Shirley.
Taylor Swift was accused of fatphobia over her ‘Anti-Hero’ music video.
By only discussing fatphobia in the context of eating disorders, Taylor Swift illustrates how deeply individualized and depoliticized white feminism is.
Scenes of protest in Iran are difficult to get out of the country, but TikTok users are rising to the challenge.
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The app best known for kids sharing video clips of themselves singing and dancing has become a powerful tool for activists speaking out against repression in Iran.
The main photo is author Nora Willis Aronowitz, with her mother Ellen Willis pictured, in black & white, on right. (Left image is from Unsplash/Gabriel Nune.)
Nona Willis Aronowitz, daughter of a second-wave feminist, ranges across the contemporary sexual landscape – and looks back at the history of feminism – in a ‘zig zag pursuit of sexual liberation’.
Protestors are pressing the Iranian regime for changes since the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini.
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Morality police first appeared in Iran soon after the Islamic Revolution of 1979. But similar forces were present in parts of the Middle East even prior to the date.
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The film meticulously details the day-to-day life of a widow and her son.